UPDATED: July 5, 2021, 11:53 AM IST
Mercedes-Benz India is in line with its strategy to introduce 15 products this year, and the next in line are two AMG models, AMG E 53 4Matic+ and AMG E 63 S 4Matic+, all set to be launched in the country on July 15, 2021. The new AMG E 53 4Matic+ joins the ranks for the first time in India, while the AMG E 63 S 4Matic+ returns in a brand new avatar. With this, Mercedes-Benz’ India will launch 10 models in 2021 alone, including the 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class facelift launched earlier this year.
Aesthetically, the Mercedes- AMG E 53 4Matic+ and AMG E 63 S 4Matic+ both share a few design cues, such as the signature Panamericana grille with vertical chrome slats, a sporty bumper, and large intakes with glossy black elements along with LED headlamps, LED daytime running lamps. At the rear, both models feature LED taillamps, a quad exhaust system, and a black diffuser. Both sit on a pair of 19-inch alloy wheels with an option for 20-inch wheels. Inside, the Mercedes- AMG E 53 4Matic+ and AMG E 63 S 4Matic+ get the new MBUX infotainment system and digital instrument display with AMG display. The new twin-spoke AMG Performance steering wheel gets haptic feedback controls, and a sensor that activates emergency brake assist if hands are off the wheel for an extended period.
At the heart, the Mercedes- AMG E 53 4Matic+ features a 3.0-litre, in-line, six-cylinder, twin-turbo petrol engine that develops 435bhp, of which 22bhp and 250Nm of torque come from a 48V mild-hybrid system. Power is transferred to all four wheels via a 9-speed automatic gearbox and Mercedes’ 4Matic+ all-wheel-drive system. The AMG E 63 S 4Matic+, on the other hand, gets the same 4.0-litre V8 twin-turbo unit from the previous model and retains the power figures of 612bhp and 850Nm of torque. Power continues to be sent to all four wheels through a 9-speed automatic gearbox.